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Rob VanVoorhis

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Battery
« on: September 12, 2016, 12:15:18 PM »
 Batteries are charging while towing the fifth wheel but not when  connected to shore power any thoughts please ?
Rob VanVoorhis
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Wigpro

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Re: Battery
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 12:30:08 PM »
I would check the converter and make sure you did no trip a breaker or something, there are also inline fuses usually to check...


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Rene T

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Re: Battery
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 12:55:39 PM »
Batteries are charging while towing the fifth wheel but not when  connected to shore power any thoughts please ?

Rob,
With the RV plugged into shore power, check the output of the convertor at the battery posts. You should get  13+ volts. Check it with a digital meter if you have one. Do you have a circuit breaker in your entrance panel dedicated for the convertor? Has that tripped? Switch it off then back on.
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Rob VanVoorhis

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Re: Battery
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 01:25:46 PM »
I'm almost home from Vermont I will try everything above thanks so much everyone!!
Rob VanVoorhis
2013 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab Gasser
2014 Open Range 345RLS
Awesome Wife & 2 Awesome dogs
Retired DAV USN 1974

Rene T

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Re: Battery
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 02:01:46 PM »
Rob, Do you know if the dump station at Exit 1/2 is open yet?
Rene & Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
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2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

Rob VanVoorhis

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Re: Battery
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2016, 03:37:04 PM »
Exit 2 Yes I used it a few weeks ago
Rob VanVoorhis
2013 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab Gasser
2014 Open Range 345RLS
Awesome Wife & 2 Awesome dogs
Retired DAV USN 1974

Alfa38User

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Re: Battery
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 04:05:29 PM »
Rob,

It is possible that there are one or two circuit breakers or large amperage fuses mounted right on the converter itself or on the power centre panel. They are there to protect a converter from being damaged should the batteries be connected backwards momentarily but they can blow at other times as well. If there is no 13.2 volts DC at the battery terminal, check these fuses/breakers.
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Rene T

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Re: Battery
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2016, 04:07:07 PM »
Exit 2 Yes I used it a few weeks ago

Thanks Rob
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2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

Rob VanVoorhis

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Re: Battery
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2016, 10:47:06 PM »
Rob,

It is possible that there are one or two circuit breakers or large amperage fuses mounted right on the converter itself or on the power centre panel. They are there to protect a converter from being damaged should the batteries be connected backwards momentarily but they can blow at other times as well. If there is no 13.2 volts DC at the battery terminal, check these fuses/breakers.
I'm going to get a volt meter, I checked breaker it was fine, fuse good for converter, the only fuse I still need to check is the one between the converter and inverter. I'm home plugged in to shore power but I checked everything and it doesn't look like charging is happening.... Ugh, I hate electrical issues.......
Rob VanVoorhis
2013 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab Gasser
2014 Open Range 345RLS
Awesome Wife & 2 Awesome dogs
Retired DAV USN 1974

 

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